St. Paul’s Student Cooper Brennan Travels to Ireland for Father-son Golf Tournament

Cooper Brennan lining up a put. (Photo Credit- Cooper Brennan)

(WATERVILLE, Ireland) — Junior Cooper Brennan and his father, Tommy Brennan, recently competed in an international father-son tournament in Waterville, Ireland.

The first day was best ball format, taking the best score on the hole. “It was the best weather we had the entire tournament,” Brennan said. They teed off at 8:30 a.m. and started with an impressive three under, 69, including a double bogey on the 6th hole.

The second day was much more challenging with an alternate shot format, when you take turns shot for shot with your partner. If your partner is not having his best day it can put a lot of pressure on you to get out of tricky situations like hitting it into the trees or a sand trap. They were faced with challenging weather later on in the round. They ended up with a solid 1 over, 73, and a one shot lead going into the last day.

(Right to left) Cooper Brennan poses with his father, Tommy Brennan, and his opponents. (Photo Credit- Cooper Brennan)

The last round formatting was best ball, and it was the most challenging day of the tournament with winds topping off at 35 mph. They teed off at 1:30 p.m. and the last 16 holes were played in heavy rain. Brennan and his dad placed third in the gross division (division without handicaps), missing a two team playoff by one stroke.

The SPS Golf Team finished third in state last year five shot lead after the first round. The young team, composed mostly of juniors, enters the season with high hopes.

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